Kerryon Johnson has been very good two games in a row, and you'd think the Lions would start expanding his workload. But Matt Patricia, either because he's stubborn or just not interested in giving the media or the competition anything to work with, doesn't seem to be leaning that way.

"I think we have a lot of really good running backs and I think we try to use them appropriately," Patricia said at his Monday news conference. "I think Kerryon played a significant amount of the game. He played 20 snaps of 55, that’s a good amount."

We'll see if Patricia changes his tune, but apparently the three-back committee with Theo Riddick and LeGarrette Blount isn't going away. A shame for Johnson, who could be a fantasy difference-maker, perhaps, with more chances.

Johnson's averaging 5.7 yards per attempt thus far. Among running backs with at least 10 carries, that's 9th in the league.

Nick Chubb CLE 1014614.62
Matt Breida SF 413137.61
Austin Ekeler LAC 281886.70
Aaron Jones GB 171076.31
C.J. Anderson CAR 12756.30
Christian McCaffrey CAR 462715.90
Phillip Lindsay DEN 452675.91
Ezekiel Elliott DAL 734265.82
Kerryon Johnson DET 382165.71
Wendell Smallwood PHI 221235.61
Chris Thompson WAS 15835.50
James White NE 211105.21
Malcolm Brown LA 18935.20
Melvin Gordon LAC 542765.12
Tarik Cohen CHI 271395.10
Royce Freeman DEN 442195.03
Alvin Kamara NO 562754.95
Joe Mixon CIN 381794.71
Saquon Barkley NYG 562604.63
Giovani Bernard CIN 341554.63
Ty Montgomery GB 16724.50
Marshawn Lynch OAK 683004.43
Todd Gurley LA 793384.34
Mike Davis SEA 241044.32
Adrian Peterson WAS 562364.23
T.J. Yeldon JAX 492054.21
Bilal Powell NYJ 391654.20
Jay Ajayi PHI 371554.23
Ito Smith ATL 18754.21
Kareem Hunt KC 712894.13
Isaiah Crowell NYJ 421714.14
Corey Clement PHI 271124.11
Marcus Murphy BUF 17704.10
Sony Michel NE 491964.01
Frank Gore MIA 351394.00
Alfred Blue HOU 291164.01
LeSean McCoy BUF 21854.00

Johnson's not the only one who maybe need a little more work. Aaron Jones might rate a featured role in Green Bay, and Nick Chubb definitely has earned more work in Cleveland.

But for right now, a lot of those players are stuck in committees or backup roles.

--Andy Richardson